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More light! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The coward threatens when he is safe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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One always has time enough, if one will apply it well. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Character develops itself in the stream of life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If I love you, what business is it of yours? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A useless life is an early death. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Life is the childhood of our immortality. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A clever man commits no minor blunders. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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When ideas fail, words come in very handy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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The unnatural, that too is natural. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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In all things it is better to hope than to despair. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Doubt can only be removed by action. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe